DIE Mercurii, 8 Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Simpson.
L. Grey, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page do return Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they do agree in these Three several Things
sent them: videlicet,
1. That the Ordinance for the Eight Thousand
Pounds per Annum upon the Prince Elector, with Amendments, be passed.
2. To the Order to enable the Earl of Northumb'land to name a Governor in his Castle called Cockerham
Castle, if a Garrison be placed there.
3. To give the Lords a Meeting, at a Conference,
at Ten this Morning, concerning the Earl of Stamford.
L. Mayor elect to be presented.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor Elect shall be
presented to this House on Wednesday the 15th of this
Ordinance for a new Excise, to pay Artificers. &c.
The Ordinance for a new Excise, for the paying of
the Debts from the Parliament to Artificers and others,
1a et 2a
Gibb's and Noel's Petition concerning it.
The Petition of Richard Gibbes and Thomas Noel, concerning the said Ordinance, and desiring to be heard,
was also read; and committed to these Lords following:
Mr. Serjeant Ayliffe and
||To assist the Lords.|
|Mr. Serjeant Finch
Their Lordships, or any Four, to meet on Monday
the 20th of this Instant October, by Nine of the
Clock in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber,
and when after they please; and to hear all such
as shall address themselves to their Lordships,
touching the Matters contained in the said Ordinance; and to send for such Persons as they shall
Letter from the King of Denmark.
A Letter sent from the King of Denmarke to the
Parliament, touching a Peace to be accorded between
the King and the Parliament.
"An Ordinance for the settling of the Yearly Sum
of Eight Thousand Pounds upon his Highness
Charles Lodowicke, the Prince Elector, Count
Palatine of The Rhene.
Ordinance to settle 8000l. per Ann. on the Prince Elector, out of the King's Revenue and Delinquents Estates.
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
taking into their Consideration the present Condition of
his Highness the Prince Elector Palatine of The Rhene,
and the Provision for a convenient Support for his Person and Retinue, do hereby Order and Ordain, That the
said Prince Elector shall, from the One and Twentieth
Day of February, in the Year of our Lord 1644, have
and (fn. *) receive the Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds,
towards his present Support; the said Yearly Sum to be
paid and payable Quarterly, upon every One and Twentieth Day of May, 21th Day of August, 21th Day of
November, and 21th Day of February, by equal Portions: And for the better raising of the said Yearly
Revenue, it is hereby further Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Yearly
Sum of Two Thousand Pounds shall be and is hereby
charged upon His Majesty's Revenue, payable as
aforesaid; and that the remaining Sum of Six Thousand Pounds Yearly be, and is hereby, charged upon
the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments,
hereafter expressed; (that is to say,) all those the
Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, descended or come to Will'm Lord Peter, situate in
the Counties of Essex, Cambridge, Middlesex, and City
of London, or any of them; and also all those the
Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, and all
other the Estate Personal and Real, of Francis Lord
Cottington; and all those the Manors, Messuages,
Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir John
Yates Knight, situate in Popler, and in the Marsh
Land at Stepney, in the County of Midd.; and also
all those the Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements,
and Hereditaments, of James Earl of North'ton,
situate in Islington, or elsewhere in the County of
Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Messuages,
Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Thomas
Earl of Southampton, situate or being in St. Giles' in
the Feilds and St. Andrewe's in Holborne, in the County
of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Messuages,
Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir John
Penruddocke Knight, situate, lying, or being, in Eling,
in the County of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Henry
Bishopp Gentleman, situate in Islington, in the County
of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Messuages,
Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir Henry
Spiller Knight, situate and being in Hoborne, Layleham, and Shepperton, or elsewhere, in the County of
Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Sir Humphrey Tracy
Baronet, and John Carey Esquire, or either of them,
situate in the County of Midd.; and also all those the
Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of
Sir Peircy Harbert, situate in Henden, in the County
of Midd.; and also all those the Manors, Lands Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Mr. Robert Jason,
situate in Enfeild, in the County of Midd. together
with all the Houses, Edifices, and Buildings, of the
said Robert Jason, situate, lying, and being, in the
City of London; and also Two Parts of the Manors,
Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, of Christopher
Roper, Lord Tenham, lying and being in the County
And for the better levying of the said Revenue,
and Regulation of the Premises; it is hereby Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid,
That the said Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements,
Hereditaments, and Premises, shall be from henceforth under the Survey, Rule, and Government, of
the Persons hereunder named; that is to say, the
Right Honourable the Lord Fairefax, Sir Will'm
Waller, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Lisle,
Mr. Trenchard, Sir Benjamine Rudyer, Sir Will'm
Massam, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Will'm Strickland,
Mr. Tate, Mr. Bainton; which Persons, or any Five
or more of them, shall have Power, and are hereby
authorized, from Time to Time, to send for and take
Surveys and Rentalls of the Premises, and appoint
Bailiffs, Collectors, and Treasurers, or other Officers,
for the collecting of the Revenue of the Premises,
and to improve the Rents and Profits of the Premises
to such lawful Ways and Means as they in their
Judgement shall think fit, and to make any Lease or
Leases of the Premises, or any Part thereof, from
Year to Year, and to grant Copyhold Estates, according to the Custom of the respective Manors abovementioned; and to give Warrant or Power for the
levying of the Rents of the Premises, by Distress, or
other lawful Ways, as in their Wisdom they shall
think fit; and to make Allowance of Salaries, Rents,
Annuities, or other Charges, lying upon, or to be
allotted out of, the Premises; and, out of the Rents
and Profits of the Premises, to make due Payment of
the Yearly Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, at the Times
aforesaid, unto the said Prince Elector, or such Person or Persons as he shall from Time to Time appoint, by Warrant under his Highness' Hand and
Seal, to receive the same; and if, upon the Accompts
of the Treasurer, Bailiffs, or any other the Collectors,
there shall appear to be any Surplusage in any of
their Hands, then the said Committee, or any Five
or more of them, shall certify the same unto the
House of Commons, that the same may be disposed of
to such Uses as both Houses of Parliament shall think
fit: And it is further Ordained, by the Authority
aforesaid, That the Acquittance of the said Officer,
to be appointed by his Highness the Prince Elector,
for the Receipt of the said Yearly Sum of Eight
Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, shall be a
sufficient Warrant and Discharge, as well to the Committee of His Majesty's Revenue, as to the said Committee hereby appointed, and all other Officers and
Persons whom it may respectively concern: Provided
nevertheless, and it is hereby Declared, That this
Ordinance, or any Thing herein contained, shall not
be construed to hinder the Sale of any Part of the
Premises, by virtue of any Ordinance of Parliament
heretofore made, or hereafter to be made: And the
said Lords and Commons do hereby Ordain and Declare, That in case the Rents and Profits of the said
Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises, herein before mentioned, shall
not amount unto the full Sum of Six Thousand
Pounds per Annum; or in case any of the said Manors,
Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, or
Premises, shall hereafter be contracted for to be sold,
by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, or otherwise be evicted or disposed of, whereby the said Six
Thousand Pounds per Annum cannot be paid unto
the said Prince Elector according to this Ordinance,
that, in Pursuance of their former Intentions herein
expressed, the said Lords and Commons will speedily
and effectually, and before the said Lands be, or any
Part of them shall be, actually sold, provide for the
Supply of the said Six Thousand Pounds per Annum,
or any Part thereof, over and above the said Two
Thousand Pounds per Annum, which is to be paid to
the said Prince Elector out of the King's Revenue before in this present Ordinance limited and appointed,
by such other and further Ways and Means as in their
Wisdoms they shall think fit: Provided, That this
Ordinance, nor any Thing therein contained, shall not
be extended to prejudice the Grant of any Sum or
Sums of Money appointed by former Ordinance to
be paid to the Town of Lyme, out of the Estate of
Sir John Yates."
Message to the H. C. with the Letter from the King of Denmark;
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page to
the House of Commons; videlicet,
1. That the Lords have received a Letter from the
King of Denmarke, which their Lordships have read in
their House, and have now sent it to them.
about Col. Barrow being Governor of Berkley Castle;
2. That the Lords desire a Dispatch of the Business
for the making Colonel Barrowe Governor of Berkley
concerning Cannon's Ordinance;
3. That the Lords desire a Dispatch of the Ordinance
concerning Captain Cannon.
and to take off Southcott's Sequestration.
4. Resolved, upon Report from the Committee of Sequestrations, That the Sequestration of Edmond Southcutt, a Chirurgeon to the Garrison of Chichester, be taken
The House of Commons Concurrence desired.
Trin. College, Cambridge, to chuse a Master.
Ordered, That the Fellows of Trinity Hall, in Cambridge, may make an Election of their Master, notwithstanding an Order of both Houses of Restraint upon
Which Order is to be sent to the House of Commons,
The Petition of Geo. Paul and others read.
Ordered, upon reading the said Petition, That the
Cause shall be heard on the Third of December next;
and all Parties to have Notice.
Ld. Berkley's Writings, in Berkley Castle, to be preserved.
Ordered, That all the Evidences and Writings of
the Lord Berkley, now or late in Berkly Castle, in the
County of Glouc. shall be taken into safe Custody, by
John Smith Esquire, Charles Jay, &c. and safely kept
for his Lordship, his Heirs and Assigns.
Earl of Denbigh's Complaint against some of the Stafford Committee.
Upon the Motion of the Earl of Denbigh: Ordered, That so much of the Charge brought into this
House against Captain King, & al. of the Committee of
Stafford, as concerns his Lordship, is hereby taken off;
and the Parties concerned discharged for their further
Attendance touching the same: Provided, That what
concerns the State's Accompts is hereby referred to the
Committee of Accompts.
Adjourn, 9 To-morrow.